Meet Lucy Weiland, KIG’s Content Master

By May 17, 2014 August 4th, 2020 Killer Employee Spotlight

Lucy_Weiland_KIG

One of the best parts of our job is getting to know our clients, so we’d like to give our blog readers a chance to get to know who’s designing our infographics, writing our content, and promoting our designs. Let’s start with one of the first employees who joined Killer Infographics.

Lucy WeilandName: Lucy Weiland

Title: Chief Content Editor

What’s your role at KIG?
I head up the content/copywriting team, managing the day-to-day while researching the information and polishing up the copy for some of our infographics. The rest of my job is meeting with, speaking to, and emailing our clients to keep them happy and informed about the progress of their projects.

#1 Friday playlist* song:
Default is always “Paul Revere” by the Beastie Boys. Incidentally, that’s also my go-to karaoke song!

Favorite lifehack:
My coworker and Punch-Pod-accomplice Erin (who’s writing this blog post!) taught me this one — got a pistachio that’s stubbornly stuck in a shell without much of an opening? Grab one half of an already-cracked pistachio shell and wedge one end of it into the opening of the stubborn nutshell… then twist! Voilà — delicious pistachio unlocked.

Condiment of choice:
Any chipotle hot sauce. Everything chipotle-flavored all the time, please.

How did you come to work at Killer Infographics?
Before Killer, in order (including high school and college jobs) I was a courtesy clerk, farmers market stand cashier, barista, typical office worker, and editor-in-chief of my university’s literary journal.

I came to Killer in August 2011 by way of its predecessor, ZippyCart, which Nick and Amy soon sold in order to dedicate 100% of their time to KIG. I was an intern at ZippyCart for two weeks before I was hired full time, and shortly after I transitioned to become Killer’s only researcher/writer at the time! Now I have a team, thank goodness.

Favorite part of working at KIG:
THE PEOPLE. My bosses and coworkers are the greatest I can imagine. That sounds cheesy because it is cheesy. Honestly, the most stressful of days become incredibly manageable because of the people I work with.

What’s one of your favorite infographics/motion graphics/interactives in our portfolio and why?
“Why Seattle Is the Best Music City Ever. Seriously. Ever!” I got to work directly with City of Seattle’s Office of Film + Music on this project, and it was a great experience. I grew up immersed in Seattle’s music scene so it felt like a natural project for me to work on.

I organized the stats, punched up the copy, and even got to see it presented in a battle at Seattle’s Experience Music Project — the battle for the unofficial title of Best Music City in the U.S. We won, by the way, and I’d like to think this amazing infographic is what put us over the top!

*We love to play music in the office on Friday afternoons. Blog post on this topic coming soon!

Eric Tra

Author Eric Tra

Eric Tra is the marketing director at Killer Visual Strategies. Originally from Spokane, Washington, Eric received degrees in marketing and fine art from Gonzaga University. After graduating, he moved to Seattle with the hopes of of pursuing a career in the city’s thriving tech community. Since earning a position at Killer Visual Strategies at the beginning of 2013, he has been at the forefront of all marketing activities within the company, including content strategy, lead generation, and social media management. Some of Eric’s other strengths in the office are geared toward internal project management; he currently leads the development of content pieces such as blog posts, ebooks, and more.

More posts by Eric Tra